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I realize now where I got the impression that you thought the reel was new - it's in your thread title - you called it a "new Torque TRQS5"....one mystery solved ;)

 

TimS

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19 hours ago, TimS said:

I realize now where I got the impression that you thought the reel was new - it's in your thread title - you called it a "new Torque TRQS5"....one mystery solved ;)

 

TimS

Buyer beware, the original listing said:

New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections: comes as shown in pictures.  New, never used.  Notice ,there are some scratches on the end of the handle ( on the green portion).

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3 hours ago, RockRonin said:

After closer examination, the flimsiness in the bail seems to have been due to the roller screw being loose, I tightened that up and fashioned a makeshift shim for the knob, so those issues are solved. All that's left of my original worries is the slight side-to-side motion of the handle and it sounding a little loud compared to the Slammers I have. If I had the paperwork and the schematic, I would crack it open and see what I could do about these issues. Maybe Penn carries the shims I might need for the handle. ??

I have a Gomexis knob on both of my Torques and they both have a little play (‘click’ while retrieving). I put a Teflon washer on and it helped.  The “side to side” motion of the handle is interesting.  When you say side to side, do you mean that the handle has play in it so that you can sort of rock it along its spindle?  If so, one thing it might be is that the handle spindle is part of the arm and is made of aluminum. Over time, grit gets in there and wears the spindle so that it is no longer a snug fit on the handle resulting in play.  This happens to one of my torques and the solution is to replace the arm. Good luck

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3 hours ago, HKJonathan said:

The “side to side” motion of the handle is interesting.  When you say side to side, do you mean that the handle has play in it so that you can sort of rock it along its spindle?  If so, one thing it might be is that the handle spindle is part of the arm and is made of aluminum. Over time, grit gets in there and wears the spindle so that it is no longer a snug fit on the handle resulting in play.

  The reel is new John, so it's not a wear issue. Re: "rocking", it's more "in/out" than "rocking", but as a result of the play, there is an almost imperceptible rocking. It's not dramatic in either case, but in reading other posts, I remember one member saying that if he wasn't pushing the handle in the cranking direction, the handle felt like it was "welded to the reel", which tells me there shouldn't be play there. The post that comment was on was about a reel that had faaar more side-to-side play than mine does. I don't know whether a shim might be needed to fit between the main gear and the sealed bearing, or if it's a matter of not enough grease, I don't have a schematic and this reel is the 1st Penn Torque I've ever held, so I'm at a loss. I flat freaking love the reel and have tried it out for size on three different surf rods and two boat rods. It's the sexiest piece of fishing gear I've ever bought, and I buy good stuff. Penn should offer shim kits(maybe they do), for fine-tuning. I might be picking fly-specks out of pepper-shakers, but the 1st time out, I want to know it's perfect. I refuse to accept the idea that my Slammers, made in China might be better turned out than my Torque, produced at the Penn factory here in the USA(that means something to me).

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4 hours ago, Darth Baiter said:
6 hours ago, TimS said:

I realize now where I got the impression that you thought the reel was new - it's in your thread title - you called it a "new Torque TRQS5"....one mystery solved ;)

 

TimS

Buyer beware, the original listing said:

 
New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections: comes as shown in pictures.  New, never used.  Notice ,there are some scratches on the end of the handle ( on the green portion).

Tim and Darth,

  Darth is right about the "New Other" and I knew about the scratches on the knob before I bought it. Besides those scratches on the knob, and I've looked, there isn't a mark on it. The more I fiddle with it, the "newer" it's getting. I definitely don't feel like I got fleeced on the deal, it's a nice reel, even if it's required a tweak here and there.

(Disclaimer) I haven't spooled it yet and it didn't come with shims, so I guess we'll burn that bridge when we get to it. Maybe Tony can fix me up with a care package of nylon shims and the schematic...and I bought another one(TRQS5BL), so watch this space.

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5 hours ago, RockRonin said:

Tim and Darth,

  Darth is right about the "New Other" and I knew about the scratches on the knob before I bought it. Besides those scratches on the knob, and I've looked, there isn't a mark on it. The more I fiddle with it, the "newer" it's getting. I definitely don't feel like I got fleeced on the deal, it's a nice reel, even if it's required a tweak here and there.

(Disclaimer) I haven't spooled it yet and it didn't come with shims, so I guess we'll burn that bridge when we get to it. Maybe Tony can fix me up with a care package of nylon shims and the schematic...and I bought another one(TRQS5BL), so watch this space.

 

Sure I can send you a few gear shims, they go in between the top of the main gear and the ball bearing.  Adding too much shim will cause the reel to bind so I recommend adding 1 at a time, if you feel it needs more open it up and add another.  Schematics are located on our website - http://www.pennfishing.com/PENN-parts.html

 

 

tony

Edited by PENN Fishing

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6 hours ago, RockRonin said:

  The reel is new John, so it's not a wear issue.

 

Ronin,

 

Being that the line roller screw was loose, the knob has scratches on it, there was a knot on the spool arbor and your first thought was that it was "rode hard and put up wet maybe" all points to the reel not being new which is why some of us are a little confused.  Either way PM me your name and address and we will send out shims (assuming you are located with in the USA)

 

tony

 

 

Edited by PENN Fishing

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11 hours ago, PENN Fishing said:

PM me your name and address and we will send out shims (assuming you are located with in the USA)

 

tony

Yes Sir, I'm in NJ, but I'm not yrt allowed to PM other members on SOL. Is there a general number that I could call and ask for Tony?

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